Tag Archives: Cancer

Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Helping People to Live Well for Longer (Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England)

Summary This policy paper, released jointly by the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England, explains how the health and care system aims to become amongst the best in Europe in terms of reducing avoidable mortality. It includes … Continue reading

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WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 (BBC News / WHO / Cancer Research UK / British Journal of Cancer)

Summary The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, due to demographic factors including population increases and an increasingly ageing population. The WHO recommends more focus on cancer prevention, … Continue reading

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Any Town Toolkit: NHS England’s Modelling Toolkit for CCGs (NHS England)

Summary The “Any Town” Toolkit is a high-level health system modelling toolkit provided by NHS England to assist CCGs in determining which interventions might best improve their local health services (ideally whilst saving money). It is intended to help commissioners … Continue reading

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Regional Variations in Premature Death (BBC News / Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England has published the Longer Lives website which ranks local authorities in league tables, using a colour-coded traffic-light system, to highlight regional variations in premature death. Red indicates the worst regions, while green indicates the best areas, when comparing the numbers of people under … Continue reading

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Delirium (PDQ®) (National Cancer Institute)

Summary This National Cancer Institute information resource on delirium approaches the topic from the perspective of people involved in the treatment of cancer patients, but it will be of general interest to persons involved in other areas of acute healthcare. … Continue reading

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Call for Rethink Over Older Cancer Patients (BBC News)

Summary It was already known from previous research into ageism that older NHS patients are less likely to receive surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It has been estimated that if NHS performance was increased to match top international standards then a further 15,000 lives per year could … Continue reading

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Review of the Effects of Cancer and its Treatment on Cognitive Change (JCO)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The Journal of Clinical Oncology has published a series of review articles discussing the complications of … Continue reading

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